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December 7, 2004
I Haven't Been Getting My Newsletters
Have you been missing your ThriftyFun Newsletters? If you have, here is some information from AOL about the possible causes. Those with other providers might find some tips here, too.
Moth Ball Smell on Mohair Sweater
How do I get moth ball smell out of a mohair sweater? cindy
Removing Baked on Beans from Crock
We have just over baked some beans in a crock bean pot and they have really cooked on. We have scrubbed until we have worn out 2 pads. Is there an easy way to clean baked on beans from a crock bean pot? Thank you, Bob
Super Frosted Brownies
Beat together butter, sugar, and cocoa. Beat in eggs. Stir in dry ingredients, vanilla and nuts (optional)...
Buy Bagged Cereal Rather Than Boxed
I always buy bagged cereal instead of boxed. Much cheaper and they taste great! Save the box from cocoa puffs and buy the bagged malt-o-meal cereal just like it. open it, pour it in the box! You will be surprised at the ones who can't tell the difference! By Chell
Donate Your Old Glasses
It's the time of year to be thinking of others: Your old prescription glasses may be able to help someone else. If your local eyeglass store doesn't collect and redistribute them, contact your local Lens Crafters or Lions Club. By Chell
Cheese Multi-Grain Dog Biscuits
In large bowl, pour hot water over oatmeal and margarine: let stand for 5 minutes.
Garlic Flavored Dog Biscuits
Recipe for dog biscuits.
A quick, refreshing treat for a special occasion.
Quick Working Ladies Rolls
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside. Mix sugar, egg and oil. Add flour alternately with yeast mixture...
Hasty Coffee Cake
Add alternately with dry ingredients 1/2 cup milk. Mix thoroughly...
Special Cinnamon Rolls
In a large bowl, place yeast, 1/2 cup lukewarm water, sugar and ginger. When yeast is dissolved, stir in 2 cups warm water, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, eggs and 3 cups flour...
Cream butter and sugar. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk. Fold in flavoring and stiffly beaten egg whites. Dough will be stiff...
Fortifying Night Diapers
If you babies diapers don't hold it all during the night, try adding a budget sanitary pad in, sure saves on the laundry, not to mention making it a lot more pleasant for your little one. By Katrina McPherson
Thinking Ahead - Save Money Next Christmas
Make your Christmas list in January. Then shop all year round when you see something you think the person you are shopping for might like.
Writing Down What You Need to Remember
When you need to remember something, write it down. The act of writing triggers a different part of the brain than the part that hears, making you twice as likely to remember. (even if you lose the note).
Writing on the Bathroom Mirror
When I need to do something in the AM, I jot a note on the bathroom mirror with a dry-erase marker at night. I see it as I am dressing and brushing teeth, and I can then wipe it off the mirror with a tissue.
Local Directories Help Keep Tabs on Kids
In the town where we live, the people are offered a city directory once each year. It does cost a little to purchase one, but we have heard about how invaluable they are, especially for people with young children. The directory lists everyone alphabetically by last name, by address and by telephone number. This is especially helpful if you have small children and you want to know who their friends are and their families as well as where they live. By Robin
Buche De Noel
A French Christmas cake shaped like a log!
Shop for Gifts at the Dollar Store
This year when Christmas shopping, consider buying gifts as well as decorative items from your local dollar store. I went into our dollar store yesterday and was very pleasantly surprised at the amount of decorative items as well as gift items available - and at such a reasonable price! By Robin
Using Color Coded Sponges
I color code my sponges. For example: yellow is for the toilet, green is for the sink, etc. The sponges last longer because you know what it is being used for. And you can plan accordingly.
Antacid Liquids for Diaper Rash
When my son gets a diaper rash (usually from foods that contain more acid than he can tolerate) instead of using the high priced ointments that don't work on the burning feeling, I use liquid malox or mylanta on his bottom. As soon as I apply that, he feels instant relief. By Green18chick
Remembering Things to Bring To Work
In order to remember all the things I need to bring to work, I always place them in a bag the night before and hang the bag on the door knob!
Save Beaters from Old Electric Hand Mixers
If your electric hand mixer goes bad make sure to save the metal beaters, they will usually fit on a new one you buy. I can't remember how many times I've been able to assembly line baking items without cleaning beaters in between. By Melanie
Advice For Treating Stains
Since everyone has to deal with stains, the best thing I have found is peroxide. It is very cheap. Also I use bleach and water for most of my cleaning, saves a lot of money. By Ann Cup
Dry Hair From Blow Drying
If you blow dry your hair or color it, it tends to get dry. Put a small amount of lotion in your hair and you will see an improvement after a first time. By Ann Cup
Christmas Finnish Coffee Bread
This moist and flavorful bread has been served in our home on Christmas morning for many years, and our grown sons consider "Christmas bread" one of our important family traditions.
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